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Primeur weekly 2018-12-03

Quantum computing

University of Southern California scientists find a way to enhance the performance of quantum computers ...

An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks ...

Quantum computing at scale: Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout ...

Atos launches construction of global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Quantum Computing ...

Focus on Europe

University of Liverpool and IBM sign joint study agreement for research and innovation ...

Atos strengthens computing capacity of national supercomputing centre in Czech Republic with the new BullSequana supercomputer ...

The whole fleet of EU Commission Flagship projects meets for the first time at ICT Vienna ...

Middleware

DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI enter partnership to provide Artificial Intelligence as a Service solutions ...

Hardware

Paving the way: An accelerator on a microchip ...

Five nanosecond decision-making ...

European partners build efficient pilot production line for photonic chips ...

WekaIO places in top five of the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

University of Birmingham to deploy largest IBM POWER AI cluster in the UK ...

HPE to acquire BlueData ...

Applications

Investment helps establish Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing Facility in Edmonton ...

NCSA Director William Gropp and NCSA Affiliate Narayana Aluru named AAAS Fellows ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer used to create detailed flu virus simulations ...

A new way to see stress - using supercomputers ...

Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies ...

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high-performance computers ...

Vanguard to tap Cray for new Stargate Imaging security solution ...

The Cloud

VMware to drive adoption of "as-a-service" model for on-premises data centres with new solutions for AWS outposts ...

Amazon Web Services announces eight new storage services and capabilities ...

E8 Storage partners with Clustar Technology, expanding its global presence ...

Fujitsu adopts Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for global management decision-making assistance system ...

Red Hat acquires hybrid Cloud data management provider NooBaa ...

HPE to acquire BlueData

27 Nov 2018 Palo Alto - Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a definitive agreement to purchase BlueData, a provider of software that transforms how enterprises deploy artificial intelligence and Big Data analytics, expanding HPE's offerings in these rapidly growing markets. The acquisition is expected to close within HPE's first fiscal quarter, ending January 31, 2019.

As the volume of data continues to grow exponentially, companies are increasingly investing in the hardware, software, and services needed to gain actionable insights from it. By 2022, the total addressable market for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and Big Data is expected to grow to approximately $160 billion. However, not all organisations will have the AI and data literacy skills needed to extract business value and actionable insights from their data, and demand is increasing for faster and more cost-effective solutions that can easily deploy AI/ML and Big Data analytics.

Founded in 2012, BlueData is a privately-held company headquartered in Santa Clara. BlueData's software platform uses container technology to make it simpler and more cost-effective to deploy large-scale machine learning and Big Data analytics environments. By seamlessly combining BlueData's software platform with HPE's existing software-defined infrastructure, HPE can help customers accelerate their digital transformation by providing an all-encompassing and easy-to-implement solution for AI/ML and Big Data analytics. With this container-based solution, customers can improve agility for their data science teams and potentially reduce their infrastructure costs significantly.

"BlueData has developed an innovative and effective solution to address the pain points all companies face when contemplating, implementing, and deploying AI/ML and big data analytics. Adding BlueData's complementary software platform to HPE's market-leading Apollo Systems and professional services is consistent with HPE's data-first strategy and enables our customers to extract insights from data - whether on-premises, in the Cloud, or in a hybrid architecture", stated Milan Shetti, SVP and GM, Storage and Big Data Global Business Unit at HPE. "We are excited about the significant value we can deliver for our customers by working with the talented team at BlueData."

"Growth in the volume and the types of data in the market continues to accelerate, as does the demand for a fast, easy, and unified consumption experience for AI and Big Data analytics", stated Kumar Sreekanti, Co-founder and CEO of BlueData. "From our perspective, data is fuel, and BlueData's software is the engine that helps businesses consume their data and deliver insights in the most effective and efficient way. We've had tremendous customer success by providing a turn-key solution that delivers an as-a-service experience for AI and Big Data, and are excited to reach even more customers as part of HPE."

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-12-03

Quantum computing

University of Southern California scientists find a way to enhance the performance of quantum computers ...

An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks ...

Quantum computing at scale: Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout ...

Atos launches construction of global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Quantum Computing ...

Focus on Europe

University of Liverpool and IBM sign joint study agreement for research and innovation ...

Atos strengthens computing capacity of national supercomputing centre in Czech Republic with the new BullSequana supercomputer ...

The whole fleet of EU Commission Flagship projects meets for the first time at ICT Vienna ...

Middleware

DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI enter partnership to provide Artificial Intelligence as a Service solutions ...

Hardware

Paving the way: An accelerator on a microchip ...

Five nanosecond decision-making ...

European partners build efficient pilot production line for photonic chips ...

WekaIO places in top five of the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

University of Birmingham to deploy largest IBM POWER AI cluster in the UK ...

HPE to acquire BlueData ...

Applications

Investment helps establish Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing Facility in Edmonton ...

NCSA Director William Gropp and NCSA Affiliate Narayana Aluru named AAAS Fellows ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer used to create detailed flu virus simulations ...

A new way to see stress - using supercomputers ...

Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies ...

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high-performance computers ...

Vanguard to tap Cray for new Stargate Imaging security solution ...

The Cloud

VMware to drive adoption of "as-a-service" model for on-premises data centres with new solutions for AWS outposts ...

Amazon Web Services announces eight new storage services and capabilities ...

E8 Storage partners with Clustar Technology, expanding its global presence ...

Fujitsu adopts Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for global management decision-making assistance system ...

Red Hat acquires hybrid Cloud data management provider NooBaa ...